The perfect Michelada could become your summer drink

Michelada from Mexico's Velas Resorts, photo provded by Velas Resorts
Michelada from Mexico's Velas Resorts, photo provded by Velas Resorts /

On a hot summer day, a perfect Michelada is delightfully refreshing.

Do you know the secret to a perfect Michelada? While the exact original story of the classic Michelada might vary, many people have learned to love this combination of flavors. From a classic recipe to a variation of your own, tasty Michelada is refreshing on a hot summer day.

Although some people refer to a Michelada as a Mexican Bloody Mary, that description might not be the best choice. The tomato based beer cocktail can be quite varied. From premade versions by popular beverage companies to Michelada recipes that you shake up at home, this cocktail could open a whole new world of flavor.

Creating a perfect Michelada is dependent on a person’s flavor preferences. Still, if you are looking for a classic version, this version Mexico’s Velas Resorts is a great introduction to the beer cocktail.

Here’s how to make the Velas Resorts perfect Michelada.


  • Pilsner beer
  • 0.5 oz of lime juice
  • 1 tsp of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp of hot sauce
  • Tomato juice (optional)
  • Salt


  • Rim a glass with salt and lime.
  • Add the juice of the lemons, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce, you can add 3 to 5 tablespoons of tomato juice.
  • Pour the beer, mix well and enjoy.
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Dark Michelada, photo provided by Clamato /

If you are already familiar with the classic Michelada, it could be time to push the flavor. Clamato has a variety of Michelada recipes that are bold in flavor. From a spicy version to even a dark Michelada with some soy sauce, these cocktails show how varied a Michelada can be.

Since summer is about grilling, the Pineapple Michelada (recipe available here) is a great option. The combination of the sweet pineapple, Tajin and a little chamoy sauce, this cocktail feels like a tropical breeze on a hot day.

If you have never had a Michelada before, Clamato has a great reason for people to try one. Right now, the brand is offering an “$8 rebate for purchases of one (1) Bud Light®, Bud Light Lime® or Bud Light® Chelada 12-pack or larger and two (2) 1-liter or larger bottles of Clamato.” The offer is available through July 31 and will be provided by a digital beer code.

If you are ready to create the perfect Michelada, now is your chance. It could become your new summer beverage.

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